An iconic guitar with Skunkified electronics.
With one of the most jaw-dropping resumes in music, Skunk Baxter knows about tone. After playing bass in Jimi Hendrix' pre-Experience band, Baxter became a founding member of Steely Dan, then joined hit-makers the Doobie Brothers in 1974. He' worked with Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Ringo Starr, and several others. His weapon of choice? A Gibson Firebird, of course”and with that kind of background, you just know that his Firebird is going to be something special.
The Skunk Baxter Firebird by Gibson USA is built in the tradition of the original œreverse-body Firebird, with its distinctive looks and multi-piece œneck-through-body construction for superior strength and sustain. However, a radically new set of Firebird Mini-humbuckers (designed by Jim DeCola), while the hottest mini-hums yet, retain the sweet, dynamic tone similar to that of Gibson' original ™57 humbuckers. Route three of these powerful pickups through independent on/off and full/split-coil switching for an insane number of variations and combinations, and this is the most sonically versatile Firebird yet to take flight.
The high-quality Tune-o-matic bridge, Lyre vibrato tailpiece, and Steinberger gearless tuners deliver consistent performance on stage or in the studio”and when it come to looks, the high-gloss Copper Metallic finish, black plastics, white fingerboard binding, and pearloid block inlays make the Skunk Baxter Firebird a visual treat. Includes case.
- Mahogany body
- 9-ply neck-through construction
- Rosewood fretboard
- 3 mini-humbuckers with pickup switching system designed by Skunk Baxter
- Chrome Lyre tailpiece with Steinberger tuners
- Switching system allows for any pickup combination along with coil tap
- Includes hardshell case
Grab a killer-looking and super-versatile Firebird. Order today.
Skunk Baxter Firebird Electric Guitar Specifications:
Body Type: Firebird
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50 Body
Profile: .800 / .850 Firebird
Truss Rod: Standard
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50Neck
Joint: Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Joint Angle: Tolerance +/- .005"Neck Fit
Inlays: Acrylic blockFingerboard
Truss Rod Cover: Black hot stamp gold "Gibson"
Model: Steinbeger gearless
Tuning Ratio: 40:1
Type: Lyer TLPC
Knobs: Black top hat w/silver Tone & Volume inserts
Pickguard: Black Firebird
Control Plate: Cover Firebird style, solid black
Trim Rings: Black Chrome
Strings: .009 - .046, Genuine Gibson strings
Strap Buttons: AluminumHardware
Rhythm: Skunk Baxter (Alnico V)
Middle: Skunk Baxter (Alnico V)
Lead: Skunk Baxter (Alnico V)Pickups
Potentiometers: 1 Volume Controls, 1 Tone Controls
Type: 500K Non-Linear
Pickguard Switch: (black) (3) pickup on/off switches
Body Switch: (black) (3) pickup coil split switches
Output Jack: 1/4" mono
Process: 1-1.5 mils
Type: Gibson Hardshell
Exterior: Black w/Gibson Logo
Additional Materials: Each Skunk Baxter Firebird comes with a Truss Rod Wrench, adjustment literature, and documentation for the guitar' Limited Lifetime Warranty.